The Good Son Reviews

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June 6, 2018
Unhappily, although Ian McEwan's screenplay has its strong points, and Ruben skillfully builds tension and suspense, this updated, gender-bent Bad Seed falters at key points.
September 29, 2017
Creepy '90s thriller about murderous kid has violence.
May 22, 2012
I guarantee you this would have been 100% more effective if Wood and Culkin switched roles
July 25, 2007
A second-rate thriller with first-rate production values.
July 25, 2007
This peculiar thriller doesn't deliver enough jolts to leave the audience screaming.
July 25, 2007
There's wonderful use made of a Maine port town, and Ruben gets a dizzying thrill or two out of overhead shots, but the conceptual overload finally prevents this from coming together.
February 9, 2006
A summer camp classic.
October 10, 2005
June 6, 2005
April 20, 2005
July 23, 2004
July 16, 2003
Not a good movie, but a creepy performance by Culkin rescues it.
July 15, 2003
An unintentionally uproarious melodrama; a must-see for fans of the truly terrible
May 20, 2003
The Good Son has a handsome, scenic look that sustains interest, and a suspenseful ending that is quite literally gripping.
May 20, 2003
May 12, 2003
Almost worth it to see Macauly Culkin's demise. Almost.
October 17, 2002
October 4, 2002
February 10, 2002
Not The Bad Seed but not bad.
February 6, 2002
Tacky, sloppy genre exercise about how when screws are loose, even children can be psychotic.
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